How Charlie Chaplin made The Kid (older post)

In an early post I uploaded a PowerPoint presentation highlighting some of the historic settings in Chinatown and the Plaza de Los Angeles where Chaplin filmed his early masterpiece The Kid (1921).  You can download the 60 MB file here.   In honor of The San Francisco Silent Film Festival’s January 11, 2014 screening of The Kid, I am presenting a few static images from this presentation.  You can read about all of the locations, many not covered here, in my book Silent Traces.





Here is a post about The Artist being filmed at the Pickford Mansion and The Kid mansion.


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Here is a full post about Chaplin filming The Kid on Olvera Street

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All images from Chaplin films made from 1918 onwards, copyright © Roy Export Company Establishment. CHARLES CHAPLIN, CHAPLIN, and the LITTLE TRAMP, photographs from and the names of Mr. Chaplin’s films are trademarks and/or service marks of Bubbles Incorporated SA and/or Roy Export Company Establishment. Used with permission.

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4 Responses to How Charlie Chaplin made The Kid (older post)

  1. geogan says:

    Very nice PowerPoint presentation of the Chaplin sites! Excellent blending of the old versus contemporary aerial views and really enjoyed seeing images of the rugged Chinatown before Union Station went in. Very nice job!


  2. Pingback: Perry Mason at the Chaplin Studio – The Case of the Homecoming Kid | Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

  3. Ducommun St is misspelled in your post (it’s got 2 “u”s & one “o”. It’s named after the Ducommun family. The company they started in 1849 is still going. It’s the oldest business in California.


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